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Gender Specifics in Entrepreneurs’ human and Social Capital

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  • Karin SIREC

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    (University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Slovenia)

  • Dijana MOCNIK

    (University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Slovenia)

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    Abstract

    Female entrepreneurs should not be treated as a monolithic category; rather, they are a diverse and complex group, with varied backgrounds, circumstances, and worldviews. Previous research has shown that entrepreneurial potential in Slovenia is not fully utilized (Rebernik et al., 2009). Thus, this paper investigates differences in human and social capital between male and female entrepreneurs. The concept of entrepreneurial individuals with distinguishing characteristics is central to entrepreneurial theory. For each category of investigated human and social capital, this paper describes existing gender differences and exposes those, that are statistically significant. Since women remain an unexploited source of entrepreneurship, establishing effective mechanisms for the promotion of female entrepreneurship should become an important issue in Slovenian society. The paper concludes with policy and program suggestions for the support of female entrepreneurship.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 432-443

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    Keywords: gender perspective; human capital; social capital; entrepreneurship; SME.;

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